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Cornwall Design Forum – Selling Overseas for Product Designers

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Cornwall Design Forum – Selling Overseas for Product Designers

Designer/maker looking for new ways to grow your business? Explore the world of export for product design in this morning of peer discussion, exploring at how to present and sell your work and products to international audiences and stockists. The discussion will be led by Tara Ashe, the founder, director and lead designer of Block Design.

Tara will provide an insight into the inspiring work they do, as well as the practicalities of reaching international markets – making the first steps, customs and tax, couriers and communication. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and around the table discussion.

Tara set up Block Design in 2000. The company designs and produces colourful desk, office and home accessories. Inspired by a passion for living in colour, they have established a distinctive style that influences every Block product. They have an innovative approach to design and product development that celebrates creativity. Five years ago, the business underwent a ‘re-focus’ exercise which has created its current brand, style and product range. It currently has over 200 stockists in the UK and overseas with more than over 40% of its sales in the US.

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Creative Kernow

Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity’s transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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